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Hector and Hummingbird
by Nicholas John Frith


Overview - Hector the bear has a big problem: His friend Hummingbird just won't be quiet Whether Hector's trying to enjoy a snack, get a good scratch against a tree, or take a nap, Hummingbird's always buzzing around, asking too many questions. The pair have always been best friends, but will Hector ever find peace and quiet with Hummingbird around?  Read more...

 
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Overview
Hector the bear has a big problem: His friend Hummingbird just won't be quiet Whether Hector's trying to enjoy a snack, get a good scratch against a tree, or take a nap, Hummingbird's always buzzing around, asking too many questions. The pair have always been best friends, but will Hector ever find peace and quiet with Hummingbird around?

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780545857017
  • ISBN-10: 0545857015
  • Publisher: Arthur A. Levine Books
  • Publish Date: March 2016
  • Page Count: 32
  • Reading Level: Ages 4-7
  • Dimensions: 10.1 x 11.2 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.15 pounds


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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2016-02-08
  • Reviewer: Staff

Everybody has one: the treasured friend who's just a little, well, annoying. For Hector, a bear living "deep in the mountains of Peru," that friend is Hummingbird. When Hector wants a little quiet time to enjoy a juicy piece of fruit, scratch his back, or take a nap, Hummingbird sticks to him like glue, commenting on and copycatting everything Hector does. "Hector? Hec-torrr??" says Hummingbird, flitting his wings and bobbing in the air, his jabber stacked in appropriately pointy dialogue boxes. Hector blows his top and storms away, then hits on a brilliant friendship-saving strategy—which is also a time-honored preschool teacher gambit. "Hummingbird," he says with a bright but ever-so-sly smile, "can you copy me now, by being really, really quiet?" Frith, in a terrific debut, writes with a light touch and an astute ear, making what could have been a familiar odd couple story feel fresh and new. Most impressive of all is his artwork: rendered in a gorgeously florid palette of brown, pink, turquoise, and olive, it evokes both midcentury illustration and vintage barkcloth. Ages 4–8. (Mar.)

 
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